Benjamin Adams, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CSCS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Adams completed a B.S. in Neuroscience at the University of Rochester, DPT at Emory University, and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute. After working in an outpatient sports clinic for several years, and becoming both a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Dr. Adams transitioned to a clinical research role with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, MA. His current research efforts focus on identifying targeted screening and intervention strategies to mitigate musculoskeletal injuries in the military population, and Dr. Adams has a particular interest and expertise in large data analytics.

  • BS Neuroscience, University of Rochester
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Emory University
  • PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Research Interests

Military medicine; Orthopedics & post-operative care; Epidemiology


Adams B, Westrick R, Taylor K. U.S. Army Knee Surgeries, Post-Operative Injuries, and Discharge from Military Service: 2017-2020. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego CA, 2023.

Adams B, Emberton J, Hotaling B, Wilburn K, Padgett K, Allen I, Westrick R. Self-Assessed Military Readiness and Presence of Pain with Movement Testing in First-Term & Career Soldiers. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego CA, 2023.

Adams B, Taylor K, Westrick R. A Descriptive Analysis of Knee Surgeries in the U.S. Army from 2017 to 2020. ACSM Annual Meeting, San Diego CA. 2022.

Westrick R, Stoneberger C, Adams B. Science Meets Practice 14 – Firefighters and Military Tactical Operators: Keeping them in the Fight (Session SP-2305). APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Denver CO, 2020.


Wechsler S, Kneiss J, Adams B, Wood MaGee L. Persistent Cancer-Related Fatigue After Breast Cancer Treatment Predicts Postural Sway and Postexertional Changes in Sit-to-Stand Strategy. Rehabilitation Oncology. 2022; 40(4): 162-171.

Zosel K, Dummar M, Adams B, Henderson N, Westrick R. (2021). Upper Extremity Superficial Vein Thromboses Presenting as Acute Neck Pain in a Young and Healthy Male: A Case Report. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 16(3), 854-861.

Hutchinson K, Sloutsky R, Collimore A, Adams B, Harris B, Ellis T, Awad L. (2021). A Music-Based Digital Therapeutic: Proof-of-Concept Automation of a Progressive and Individualized Rhythm-Based Walking Training Program After Stroke. Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair, 34(11), 986-996.

Arnold E, Farmer B, Keightley M, Lee D, Rigel T, Hoque M, Sabatier M. (2017). Walking duration and slope steepness determine the effect of downslope walking on the soleus H-reflex pathway. Neuroscience Letters, 639, 18-24.

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